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Bad Robot is Developing a Thomas Edison Biopic at Paramount

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February 18, 2015
Source: The Wrap

Thomas Edison

Even though J.J. Abrams is busy working on the post-production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that doesn't mean his Bad Robot production banner isn't busy developing other projects. The Wrap reports the company behind the recent installments of Star Trek and Mission: Impossible is developing a movie about Thomas Edison, the inventor responsible for creating items such as the long-lasting lightbulb and the phonograph, not to mention having a hand in creating cinema as the inventor of the motion picture camera, making movies possible. Edison was known as The Wizard of Menlo Park, holding over 1,000 U.S. patents.

However, it sounds like the movie is in early development since there's no writer or director attached. There could be a battle to bring Edison to the big screen eventually since The Weinstein Company is also working on The Current War, about the battle the inventor had with George Westinghouse over alternating and direct current being used to for the American electricity system. It's unclear how much of Edison's life would be covered in the project Bad Robot is developing, but one would imagine his rivalry with Westinghouse would have to be a big part of it. It's early days on this one, so stay tuned for more.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments

1

If they do not cover him routinely frying large animals in an effort to destroy D/C current they can fuck off. TESLA FOR LIFE!!!!

Brian Sleider on Feb 18, 2015

2

Yep, it will be very interesting to see how they potray him

Tester on Feb 18, 2015

3

Amen! Nikola Tesla <3

MLTC on Feb 20, 2015

4

Certainly nothing to make light of.

Chris Hutcheson on Feb 18, 2015

5

Are they going to include stuff like him buying the patent from Canadian Henry Woodward for the electric light bulb, Canadian patent number 3,738? Or are they going to keep saying he "invented it"...

Bill on Feb 18, 2015

6

Or HOW TO STEAL FROM SMARTER PEOPLE AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

DAVIDPD on Feb 19, 2015

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